Fritz launches child safety campaign

The Western Cape social development MEC urged parents to look after their children.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Department of Social Development on Tuesday said it fears children are most at risk during the festive season.

Provincial Social Development MEC Albert Fritz launched a child safety campaign in Mitchells Plain, an area where two young girls have gone missing and are yet to be found.

Neighbours Kauthar Bobbs and Shaskia Michaels disappeared from the area leaving police puzzled.

No arrests have been made.

Fritz says the campaign, known as Child Protection, starts at home.

The project was launched to prevent similar disappearances, the MEC said.

"The whole thing of child protection starts in the family. Every parent, mother and father, has a responsibility to ensure the safety of their children."